I'm looking through the weapons in my inventory and in the shop and I keep descriptions like this under each weapon:

Attack: 190 - 210

Combo: Lt 5 Hv 2

What does "Combo" mean in this context?

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    Lt = Light Attack , Hv = Heavy Attack. Just experiment between weapon to see the difference. I don't play Nier but i know that. Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 5:44

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After experimenting with my own weapons, I can confirm that these represent how many moves are in a Light or Heavy combo with that weapon.

That is, if you have a weapon as your Primary with Lt 3 Hv 2, you will do a 3-hit combo with your Light attack button. If you have this weapon as your Secondary (Heavy) weapon, you will do a 2-hit combo with your Heavy attack button.

  • Could you give a bit more detail about how the Combo number relates to Attack? Does it multiply damage? Is it better to have Attack 100 with Combo 4 (400?) or Attack 250 with Combo 2 (500?)
    – neokio
    Commented Apr 8, 2017 at 22:15
  • @neokio it's just hits in a combo. From experience, the damage dealt with each hit will be within the range given by the damage numbers in the weapon's attributes. The combo number just tells you how many hits are in a combo. Doesn't deal with damage output, per se. 4 x 100 vs 2 x 250 probably means the 250 is slower since upgraded weapons only grow in combo number, so it'd have to be a different class of weapon. Does this answer your question(s)?
    – Vemonus
    Commented Apr 8, 2017 at 22:16
  • I think its a bit more complicated, at least for 2B and A2, since for them you assign a weapon in the light slot and another in the heavy slot. So you could do a 5 hit combo if you have Light weapon with 3 hits and in the heavy slot that weapon can do 2 heavy hits.
    – Andy
    Commented May 14, 2017 at 23:48
  • @Andy what? No, a weapon has a light and heavy combo stat. The light stat applies when you have that weapon in the primary slot. The heavy stat applies only to 2B and A2, who are the only two who can have a heavy weapon. The heavy combo stat applies to the weapon in the secondary position. The combo number doesn't have any effect on the other weapon. The numbers are only for that weapon. So yeah, you could have 3 + 2, but I think that's actually two separate combos, since the 3 would be a full combo (which ends).
    – Vemonus
    Commented May 14, 2017 at 23:53
  • @Vemonus I'm not sure the combo ends if you press light, light, light, heavy, heavy. Try it on a tough enemy like the bunny. You should see his life bar grow red with each hit, which indicates the combo damage. After the combo ends the red portion disappears.
    – Andy
    Commented May 14, 2017 at 23:59

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